Robotics in Masonry Construction Poughkeepsie NY

Masonry work is an excellent candidate for robotization in Poughkeepsie because it is repetitive, time-consuming, and labor-intensive. Read through this article and get more information.

Newburgh Granite Tile & Masonry Contracting
(845) 236-1001
5301 Route 9W
Newburgh, NY
 
Lari Construction Limited
(315) 701-0444
2572 Erie Blvd E Ste 2
Syracuse, NY
 
Academic Stone Setters Inc
(718) 463-7395
2907 119th St
Flushing, NY
 
Kneeland Constr Co
(518) 452-7320
25 Corporate Cir Ste 3
Albany, NY
 
Franklin Stucco Of Jamaica Inc
(718) 523-0099
14815 Liberty Ave
Jamaica, NY
 
Agl Land Design Inc
(631) 673-2854
19 Duncan Ln
Huntington, NY
 
Rapid Masonry Restoration
(718) 424-8304
7906 37th Ave
Jackson Heights, NY
 
D P Building Co
(315) 395-8608
3650 James St Ste 211
Syracuse, NY
 
Newburgh Granite Tile & Masonry Contracting
(845) 236-1001
5301 Route 9W
Newburgh, NY
 
Ajax Smith, Inc.
(716) 877-1126
4000 River Rd.
Tonawanda, NY
 

Robotics in Masonry Construction

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Source: MASONRY CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE
Publication date: July 1, 2008

By Carolyn Schierhorn

Abstract:

Today, most manufacturing industries in the United States -- including material producers-use computer-controlled automation for certain applications.

Benefits of Robotization
Masonry work is an excellent candidate for robotization because it is repetitive, time-consuming, and labor-intensive. Robots can reduce costs 20% to 50% on 1500 to 2000 hours of work, when skilled labor earns $25 per hour.Obstacles
But automating masonry work faces many obstacles. Jorge Pardo, former director of product development and research for the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA), conducted research into masonry robotics in the early 1980s. "On-site navigation became much more of a problem than assembling a wall," Pardo explains. "We needed to design a robot that could navigate a site full of obstructions and lay a straight wall as a mason does." Other disadvantages of robotization include less flexibility and liability concerns.

Experimental Robotic Masonry System
Construction Automation and Robotics Laboratory (CARL) has developed an experimental robotic masonry system (ERMaS). ERMaS consists of several functional components, including: dehacking (unstacking and assessing the quality) of the bricks; design automation; brick placement; and mortar pumping.

Biomechanical Lifting Aids
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